There are numerous diving centers in St Lucia; nearly
all of them are on the beaches in the mayor resorts and
hotels of the island. They all mostly PADI centers based
on the American system. The cost of the dive only
includes the rental of the bottle and air and weights.
If you’re not traveling with your own equipment (pack
dispenser and jacket) you will have to hire them at a
cost from the centre. If you haven’t dived for some
time, some centers will ask you to do a show dive.
Nearly all the dive centers offer snorkeling excursions
The volcanic formation of St Lucia has given life to a
fantastic oceanic scenery all accessible at level 1,
many accessible directly from the beach.
All dive sites at St Lucia are found all along the
Chastanet Bay directly accessible from the beach is a
marine reserve with beautiful coral reefs not far from
the coast line offers a wide variety of corals, sponges
and barrier fish; don’t miss out on the turtles and
octopus. On a night dive you might see the thing, a
marine creature not yet classified.
Hole Pinnacles a spot frequently visited for its beauty
and voted as one of the most beautiful dive sites in the
Caribbean, is comprised of 4 underwater mountains
covered in coral and gorgonians.
At Canaries, not far from the beach Anse du Cochon, the
wreck of the cargo ship Lesleen M 50m long and 20 m
submerged in a marine reserve.
At the feet of the Pitons there are numerous dive sites,
ideal also for snorkeling. Coral gardens at the foot of
Gros Piton, named that for its multitude of corals rest
between 5 and 15 meters. Superman Flight in front of
Petit Piton, gets its name from the Superman 2 filmed
there in St Lucia, is a dive drift deep 50 meters and
renowned for the clarity of its waters. Anse la Raye is
one of the most popular dive sites, where you can find
enormous volcanic rock formations.